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“In this Chamber our words fall on mostly deaf ears”

December 13, 2006

So spoke Dan Gillerman, Israel’s representative to the United Nations during the Emergency Session of the UN General Assembly on 17 November.

Though Israel still longs for peace, we sorely feel the painful sting of the current reality – Hamas’ campaign of terror, relentless Qassam rockets, and venomous hatred of Israel.

These days, the Qassam rockets are a part of the southern Israeli skyline. They pierce the tranquil blue skies of the western Negev and plummet down on the civilian population below – in Israeli homes, places of work, and schools. They are the ones who target sleepy children, not us.

While you, the Member States of this body, haggled over this biased text two days ago, an Israeli woman was killed and two others severely injured by Qassam rockets. While you debated paragraphs, 15 more Qassams came crashing down on the cities of Sderot and Ashkelon. When you agreed on the text, the children of Sderot were already being evacuated from their homes. While we sit here this morning, this grave humanitarian situation escalates, more children are evacuated, and the residents of Sderot flee en masse.

What an advocate.

Read it all.

Context on the UN’s obsession with Israel here at American Thinker.

The special emergency session’s anti-Israel resolution passed by 156 votes to 7. Only Australia, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau joined Israel and the United States in opposition. (Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu abstained.)

We were among the handful of listeners in that chamber of the deaf.

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